December Club Meeting
Oz & Jan’s Famous Lee’s Chicken – 1940 W. Van Dorn St.
Thursday, December 1st, 2016 – 6:30-9:00pm
Come early to eat dinner! – Meeting Business held at 7:30pm.
Officer Elections: We will hear from the 2017 Officer Nominees about how they can serve our homebrew club next year – and we’ll cast our (paper) ballots.
Educational Topic: Sanitation & Sanitization presented by Jason McLaughlin
Homebrew Policy: your beverages are welcome, please keep your sampling confined to the designated meeting area only.
December Social Meet-Up:
Ploughshare Brewing Co. – 1630 P St.
Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 – 5:00-8:00pm
No agenda – No itinerary – Just good old fashioned friendship and brews. Join us any time – Don’t stress over running late, or leaving early. Come as you are – Wear a Lagers shirt if you want to! Please, no homebrew at this event.
January Meeting & Pot Luck
Join us on Saturday, January 7th, 2017 at the home of Brian & Janet Allison as we celebrate the New Year with our annual tradition of good food, drink, and company.
Bring your finest pot-luck dish (any course!) and fun homebrews or rarities to share. Renew your membership, reserve your Stars hockey tickets, and find out who your 2017 club officers will be! More details soon.
This year’s Sower’s Cup Homebrew Competition is rapidly approaching! If you have not already signed up, please go register as a steward, judge, or volunteer and help us make our third year of the competition another huge success! This year we’ve raised the entry cap to 500 – and we reached it!! We have a ton of work ahead of us, and we can’t do it without all of you!
Entry Labeling Night – Tuesday, October 4th at 6:00pm
Pre-Judging Session – Check-in Friday, October 14th at 5:30pm
First Judging Session – Check-in Saturday, October 15th at 7:30am
Second Judging Session – Check-in Saturday, October 15th at Noon
Ticketed Beer Pairing Banquet Dinner – Check-in Saturday October 15th at 5:30pm
Awards Ceremony – arrive around 7:00pm / starts at 7:30pm on Saturday October 15th – all Lincoln Lagers are welcome to join us!
Clean-Up Day & Social Meet-Up – Sunday, October 16th from 2:00-4:00pm
Volunteer Sign Up Sheet: http://goo.gl/forms/
Judge/Steward Registration: http://www.lincolnlagers.com/
Want to do both? Complete both forms, please!
More info: www.lincolnlagers.com/sowers-cup/
The January meeting is on Saturday 1/9/16 at 6pm. It’s held at a private residence – the address is in the club newsletter, and on our forum.
A quick note: Our January meeting/pot-luck holiday dinner event isn’t really the best representation of “what we do” for *brand new* folks who have never attended any club meetings before now – But if you’re already familiar with how the Lagers work, you’ve already decided you want to be a member, and you just need to take care of the formality of paying dues & joining up for 2016, then we welcome you to please join us at this private event.
We’ll be taking membership dues for 2016 ($30.00 – cash or check) – and electing our 2016 officers.
Bring your best pot-luck dish to share! (Any course)
If you’re not 100% ready to join, we encourage you to instead come visit us at our Club Social Event for the month of January. We’re hosting an informal pint night at Ploughshare Brewing Co. on Monday, 1/18/16 from 5:30-7:30pm – We’ll be in the Loft area.
(The policy regarding bringing your own beer to a Social Night event is subject to change each month – For January’s meet-up, please do NOT bring Homebrew with you to the Social Night.)
Our February meeting is Sunday, 2/7/16, from 2:00-4:00pm at The Happy Raven (and all are welcome to stay after 4pm to hang out!).
Our March meeting is Tuesday, 3/1/16, from 6:30-9:30pm at Zipline Brewing Co.
Big shout out to the one and only Doug Finke – brewer extraordinaire – for sealing the deal on our Lincoln Lagers Big Brew Challenge contest. He took on 13 other brewers’ creations – all of which were brewed using the Ploughshare Brewing Co. Farm Boy base wort – and his bad-to-the-bone Honey Braggot dominated the competition!
He has since brewed his scale-up batch of Braggot with Matt Stinchfield – and they report that, after adding 36 Lbs. of Hickman, NE honey – it clocks in at a whopping 11.5% ABV.
Look for Doug’s Braggot on tap at Ploughshare Brewing Co. during the Sower’s Cup weekend! Cheers!
Please join us for the monthly Club Meeting on Sunday, May 3rd, around 4:00pm, at Ploughshare.
We will be finishing up our Big Brew Day back in the brewhouse area, with the club meeting to follow just after our brewday.
For more details visit: http://www.lincolnlagers.com/2015-big-brew-day-may-club-meeting/
February Club Meeting:
Thursday, February 5, 2014 – 6:30pm – 9:30pm
The Clubhouse – 5000 Tipperary Trail – Lincoln, NE
If you’re one of the first to arrive or last to leave, please lend a hand with putting away tables & chairs, and making sure that everything is left spotless after we use it!
This month’s activity: Brewers-In-Arms Beer Tasting
This month, we’ll be tasting the results from each team project! Remember that in November, we assigned teams based on five countries or regions to our panel of 20 intrepid brewers. These masters of malt then set out in teams of four to execute their mission: to brew the “perfect” indigenous Pale Ale – basically, following the 10A American Pale Ale style guideline, and using only (1) Base malt, (1) Crystal-type malt, (1) specialty malt of their choosing, plus hops and yeast, all of which are native to their assigned region.
Join us next month to hear more from Teams America, England/UK, France/Belgium, Germany, and Southern Hemisphere — we’ll learn what ingredients they chose, how they sourced them, and we’ll get to taste the final result from each team! Many of the teams are bringing more than one variation of their beer!
Whose beer will reign supreme? Your vote will decide!
But wait – There’s more!!! Continue reading
Annual Swap Meet & Learn To Homebrew Day All-Grain Demonstration:
That’s right – it’s time for our annual Equipment Swap Meet! Raid your brewing closet and pick out all that unused gear that you never brew with anymore. Bring it out to Zipline and turn it into CASH! Plus, you’ll feel great knowing that you’ve handed your gadgets and doodads down to another fellow homebrewer – instead of sending it to the landfill or letting it accumulate even more dust!
Join us on Saturday, November 1st from 11:00AM to 3:00PM for our annual Swap Meet.
We will also be celebrating the national AHA Learn To Homebrew Day outside in the Zipline parking lot with a live 10-Gallon, All-Grain brewing demonstration! Bring your friends, bring your family, heck – bring your pastor if he or she is into beer! Co-brewers Chris Evans, Bill Luhman, and Sam Bates will demonstrate all grain brewing procedures for you, while answering your questions about home-brewing equipment, processes, and techniques. The demo will run from 11AM – 2PM.
Zipline’s taproom will be open during our event, so please grab a glass or two of deliciously delightful Zipline beer, brewed by the 2014 Lincoln Chamber of Commerce “Celebrate Business” Small Business Of The Year! (P.S. Congratulations, dudes!)
But, you’ve gotta help us out – please keep your pints indoors or on the patio only!!
NO BEER allowed outside in the Parking Lot!
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/713600132040855/
November Lincoln Lagers Club Meeting:
Ploughshare Brewing Co., 1630 P Street
Thursday, November 6th, 2014 – 6:30PM to 10:00PM
(Club Business at 7:30PM)
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/346531615515421/
October Lincoln Lagers Club Meeting:
Annual Lincoln Lagers’ Club Picnic & Mead Contest
Hosted by Tim & Theresa Thomssen
Saturday, October 18th, 2014
6PM until we can’t party anymore
All current Lincoln Lagers Members and their families/guests are invited. Kids are welcome (sigh, I guess…) – Please, no pets.
Dinner will be served! The club will provide BBQ Pulled Pork sandwiches (incl. buns and all the fixin’s) for everyone!
Bring your own side dish, appetizer, dessert, etc. to share!
Bring homebrew! We will have 5 open taps for you to pour beer from! (Just chilled with ice – the compressor died!) The taps are ball-lock, please bring the appropriate fittings if yours is a a pin lock or Sanke keg.
Return of the Annual Mead Contest! Bring (1) 12oz. or larger bottle of your mead to enter for the Lady Lagers to judge. Any style or variety of mead is accepted!
Return of the Bolzen Beer Band! Drink beer, stuff yourself with food, and enjoy the hip, happening sounds of Eclectic Party Punk Polka from our favorite party animals!
P.S.: Bring some cash with you!! As usual, we will be doing the “50/50” raffle drawing!! The winner gets half of the pot, paid out in cold, hard CA$H!!! – and the other half goes to the Band! Plus – who knows? – maybe we will give away some extra SWAG to additional raffle ticket holders!
Yes, There’s Football!! – The Nebraska Cornhuskers play the Northwestern Wildcats on 10/18 at 6:30pm (away game). We will have the football game showing on the big screen in Tim’s basement in case you bleed so much Big Red that you can’t pry yourself away to judge some mead or to dance the polka. GO BIG RED! (But go HOMEBREW, too!)
21st Annual Okto Beerfest:
Once again, the Lincoln Lagers will be at the 21st Annual NSSA Okto Beerfest on Thursday, October 9th at the Lancaster Event Center. Come attend the Beerfest and stop by to see us at our booth. Tickets are on sale now!! Click the image below to buy yours today!
Our selection of homebrewed beer on tap at the Lincoln Lagers Booth will include these beers and more!
- American Amber Ale
- Tangelo & Black Pepper Robust Porter
- Lilikoi Berliner Weisse
- French Pilsner
Oct./Nov. Club Newsletter:
- American Homebrewers Association
- Benson Homebrew Club – Benson (Omaha), NE
- Brauer Unterstützungs Verein – Omaha, NE
- Kansas City Biermeisters
- L.A.G.E.R.S. – Louisville, KY
- Local 402 Brewers Union – Omaha, NE
- OmaHops Brewing Club – Omaha NE
- Railroaders Brew Club – Omaha, NE
- South Omaha Brewers – Omaha, NE
- Benson Brewery – Omaha, NE
- Farnam House Brewing Co. – Omaha, NE
- Gottberg Brewery & Pub – Columbus, NE
- Infusion Brewing Co. – Omaha, NE
- Jaipur Brewing Company – Omaha, NE
- Lucky Bucket Brewing – Omaha, NE
- Nebraska Brewing Company – Omaha, NE
- Schilling Bridge Brewery & Winery – Pawnee City, NE
- Scratchtown Brewing – Ord, NE
- Thunderhead Brewing – Kearney, NE
- Upstream Brewing Co. – Omaha, NE